The Network of Oromo Studies First International Conference, London
Oromo Studies: The Past, Present and its Future Contributions to Socio-Political Narratives in Oromia, Ethiopia and the Horn.
Date: 17-18 Dec, 2016
Venue: University of East London,
1 Water Lane
Saturday 17 December 2016
10:00-10:45am: Registration and Reception
10:45-11:15: Opening Session
Welcome and Introduction of the Program: Mr Gosaye Fida, NOS Deputy Director, Department of Public Health local government in London
Blessing from Elders and OC-UK Representative’s Remark
Opening Remark: Dr Gizaw Tasissa, NOS Director, London Metropolitan University
11: 15-11: 45: Keynote Speech,
Professor Emeritus Mekuria Bulcha, Nordic African Institute.
Chair: Mr Gosaye Fida, Department of public health, local government in London.
11:45- 12:45: Panelists
Chair: Dr Feyisa Dame
- Dr Elfneh U. Bariso, College of North East and Enfield and Mr Eebbaa Elfineh, Parliament School; Oromo Orature as a Source of History.
- Dr Edgardo Pizzolo Mcpherson, Education Constitutional Movements: Possible Lessons for Oromia.
12:45-13:30: Lunch Break, Poster and Book Exhibitions
13:30- 15:00: Panelists
Chair: Dr Alemayehu Kumsa
- Dr Trevor Truman, Keynote Speech; Oromo Support Group (OSG).
- Professor Dennis Smith, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Loughborough University UK; Globalisation, the Hidden Agenda.
- Dr Gemechu Guye, Independent Researcher; The Curiosity and Surprise of Gadaa System in Global Political Economy.
15:00-15:15: Break, Poster and Book Exhibitions
15:15 – 16:45: Panelists
Chair: Mr Gosaye Fida, Department of public health, local government in London
- Mr Beekan Gulumma, University of Massachusetts, Gaaffii Dhaloota Qubee: Diddaa Hanga Fincilaatti (The Quest of Qubee Generation: From Resistance to Revolution).
- Dr Alemyehu Kumsa, Charles University in Prague, Oromo National Memory.
- Dr Belletech Deressa/Presenter Ms Addisalem Deressa, The Role of Women in Society, and their Participation in the Liberation Movement and Emerging Political System.
16:45-16.55: Announcements, Poster and Book Exhibitions and Networking
Sunday 18 December 2016
10:00- 10:30: Registrations and Reception
10:30-10:45: Welcome and Introduction
Chair: Dr Elfineh U. Bariso
- Dr Bersisa Berri, Knowledge Management Researcher and International Consultant, university of Birmingham; Indigenous Knowledge Management and its significance in improving Human Development in Developing Countries, Oromo in focus.
- Miss Kristy Evers and Mr Sachkartar Singh Bhogal, Institute of Education, UCL; Teaching as a Design Science’: Blended Learning and the Conversational Framework.
11:45-12:13:00: Poster and Book Exhibitions, lunch break
Chair: Mr Nagasa Garba
- Mr Hailu Negero; independent researcher; What makes some nations rich and the rest stay poor?
- Dibaba Amele, Independent Researcher; Why Ethnic Tyranny has persisted in Ethiopia?
14:05- 15:05: Panelists:
Chair: Dr Zelalem Benti
- Dr Kebede Hordofa, University of Oslo; Perspectives on Standardization of Afaan Oromo.
- Zelealem Aberra, independent research; Resistance Literature in Oromo Struggle.
15:05- 15:45: Break , Poster and Book Exhibitions
15:45 – 17:00
Chair: Dr Gizaw Tasissa
NOS Business Meeting